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Party: Gawthorpes & Dows
We absolutely loved our stay at the villa. The heating was on and the welcome pack was delicious. The house was extremely well appointed. Plenty of room for everyone and so much to do in the area, even in February. We particularly relished the gorgeous, empty beaches and the beautiful views and fresh air. Highly recommended!
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Party: Phil Andrews
We celebrated my wife's birthday in the villa. The villa was stunning and exceeded our wildest expectations.
I could write thousands of words about our stay, but believe me, it was heaven.
Thank you Peter and Claudia.
Party: John Van Dieken
I was looking for a special holiday to celebrate my 50th birthday. We previously had a cottage holiday in Scotland and liked the quiet chilled out approach, so to be able to do this in the sunshine in such a high quality and spacious villa was something we looked forward to. Our expectations were exceeded as the quality and spaciousness were above what we expected. Indeed the space of all the rooms and the terrace came as a surprise, we didn't expect that much room in a property that is able to host 13 people. We had 9 staying and it was honestly so easy, relaxing and just genuinely a great space for all the family. The terrace has so many options as well as the pool. We loved the Teppanyaki more than we thought we would, it was a real pleasure and got everyone involved. The pool is amazing, deeper than you think but excellent size and so accessible at all hours. We loved eating outside on the tables and also relaxing in the soft seating area, the relaxation factor was sky high. The real surprise was the little things we didn't think of before hand, Ice Machine, Coffee Machine, washing Machine, dish washer, etc, all added to making it such a pleasurable experience. The games room was fantastic, we had table tennis tournaments and table football leagues as well. Internet and streaming TV were used at night with a glass of wine before bed, again little things that added to the stay. Overall I can't think of a more suitable and high quality facility with such great views, modern living in such nice quiet area. Can't recommend this villa high enough, the car electric charging point a bonus as well.
Party: Caroline McHugh and family
We have just spent one week in Villa Sa Riera. The villa was extremely well laid out and functional. There was so much space we wish we had invited extended family or friends to enjoy it with us. The welcome pack was a nice surprise with everything you could possibly wish for. The villa was very clean and in an excellent location. The kitchen was very well equipped which made it easy to use. We used the outdoor teppanyaki hot plate for cooking meat, fish and vegetables and it worked really well. Everything in the villa was of good quality, from the sun loungers by the pool, to the bed linen and bath towels. The beds were also very comfortable. The children really enjoyed playing table tennis in the games room.
The beaches are amazing although too crowded for us in August. Begur Town Centre is very charming with several really good restaurants although it is wise to make reservations in August.
We've had an amazing week in villa Sa Riera and we would highly recommend it to anyone planning a holiday in beautiful Begur. We would be more than happy to stay there again!
Party: Susan Livingstone and family
Hi Claudia, I just wanted to send a quick note to let you know that we had a FABULOUS time in Begur last week. The weather was perfect, and we loved all of the beaches, the markets, the town, etc.! We also really enjoyed the villa. It is so pretty, and it was perfect for our group and so nice. Like nearly everyone who has signed the guest book, we loved the roof deck and pool area. We grilled out and ate dinner there nearly every night! I think there was some festival going on during our last night b/c there were fireworks displays coming from all directions. We basically had a front row seat to all of them!
Party: DI and David
|Villa Begur is extremely well appointed with modern kitchen and fabulous bathrooms. Outside there are sun terraces and a pool - essential for that morning dip! We cooked on the BBQ most evenings - there is a really good fish monger in Begur. The town is a short walk with lots of great restaurants and bars. It is also possible to walk to the beach where there also good places to eat and drink. We were a large party staying at the villa and there was plenty of space for us all. We would definitely return.|
Party: Nic & Neil
Villa Begur is amazing! I cannot recommend it enough. The villa itself is fabulous. Vast and so spacious that even though there were 12 of us at various points of the holiday it never felt full or a tight squeeze. The layout with pool and roof terrace and outdoor bbq on top (essential evening dining!) separate sun terrace and games rooms at the garage level is great. All mod cons and tastefully decorated. You can tell this is a home and not a soulless investment property. As for Begur itself what a charming beautiful town. Cute cobbled streets and great shopping for local produce to colon that rooftop bbq oven. And the view down to the beach is spectacular to wake up to each day. What a lovely lovely spot. Get it on your hit list today folks!
Party: Lisa & Samuel, Sweden
We have just spent one week in Villa Sa Riera. We have visited Begur several times before and it truly is a fantastic place for a holiday with the family. The beaches are amazing and the small town center is very charming with several really good restaurants.
We were two families with 6 children in total, ages between 1-9 years old. We were really pleased when we first arrived at the villa and found that it felt completely safe for the children to explore, with a fence and gates to enclose the pool, and a door by the stairway to the downstairs area.
We also found a welcome pack with everything you could possibly wish for. The villa was very neat and tidy. The kitchen was very well equipped which made it easy to use. We also used the outdoor teppanyaki hot plate for cooking meat, fish and vegetables every evening, and it worked really well.
Everything in the villa was at a very high quality, from the sun loungers by the pool, to the bed linen and bath towels. The beds were also very comfortable. The children really enjoyed playing table tennis in the games room. When they were all put to bed at night, we could sit and relax in the comfy outdoor furniture and enjoy the amazing views of the hills and the sea.
We've had an amazing week in villa Sa Riera and we would highly recommend it to anyone planning a vacation in beautiful Begur We would be more than happy to stay there again!
Party: The Johnsons
What a fantastic Villa! We had a wonderful stay for two weeks at Easter and enjoyed the excellent location, great views and beautiful weather. Our girls swam in the pool and played table tennis every day and the villa was spacious, clean and well-equipped. Thanks for a great holiday!
Party: Suzanne Floyd-Davis
My family recently stayed at Villa Begur to celebrate some birthdays, there were 10 adults and 3 children. The Villa was very spacious, lots of areas for the family to eat & drink. Many of the bedrooms were en suite. There was a games room in the garage which the family utilised by having a mini Olympics! The views were amazing. The weather was very kind to us. As we were out of season it is best to check the availability of activities and restaurants as some were closed. It is definitely worth staying if there are lots of you. Thank you Peter & Claudia for our special holiday.
Party: Sophie Newman
We loved the villa it provided everything we needed. Loved the town, a trip to the beach needed to be an early start to be able to park, but an early morning swim by the men was rewarded by warm bread and pastries for the lazy ones amongst our party. When we went down on a Friday morning there was a fresh fish van outside the supermarket selling fish so fresh it was still moving!
Party: Erik Nordling
The villa served our purpose very well. In all 12 persons, ranging in age from 60 to 3 months, could live comfortably during the week with possibility to be together when so desired and to be on your own as well. The views and the pool made everyday life so pleasant.
Party: Shelagh Sheehan
Our group of 7 had an amazing week at Villa Begur. The villa was just as shown on the website, exceptionally spacious with many different areas for rest and relaxation. It is very well equiped, and the bathrooms luxurious. The welcome pack was very generous, enough for 2 good lunches! The rooftop terrace and swimming pool was difficult to leave, but we forced ourselves. The area is just as we all remembered from previous visits to the area, lovely beaches, old villages and good fish market in Palafrugell. Thanks for a great week.
Party: Louise Smith
The villa is fabulous. Highlights include amazing sea views from the terrace, lovely luxury bathrooms and big well-equipped kitchen. Begur itself combines traditional charm with chic shops and great restaurants. We loved exploring the lovely local beaches too.
Party: Andy Daymond
This is a fabulous villa in a great location. Fantastic views with multiple areas to sit & chill plus easy walking distance from Begur which is utterly charming.More time there!
Party: Peter Northing
Villa Begur is a fantastically spacious and comfortable villa in a truly picturesque location. Evenings on the roof terrace with BBQ, local wine and great company .... unbeatable !
Party: Eleanor Morris
We had a fantastic week. The villa suited our large family party and the facilities were excellent Easy journey from Barcelona with good directions. A convenient location within walking distance of pretty Begur, and close to many beautiful beaches and coastal walks. The area is authentic and unspoilt. We took others advice and ate at Pizzetta which was great for a big group. Agua Blava beach was bliss, we couldnt get the kids out of the water once they bought snorkels with holiday money. Gerona was well worth a visit. It was a shame we could only stay for a week. Thanks Claudia for thinking of everything.
Party: Ford, Wright, Reynolds, Freeman, Simmonds, French.
The best thing I can say about our trip to Begur is that is exceeded our expectations in every department. The villa is SUPERB. It's really quite vast but feels welcoming and comfortable from the moment you arrive. The facilities are great, particularly the sleeping areas, BBQ and various options for outside eating (depending on where the Sun happens to be at the time!). The terrace is fantastic for a big group since it has the same footprint as the property - it's huge. Also Claudia and Peter have done a great job with all the little details that are so often disappointing or overlooked (the book of guidance for guests, the quality / number of sun-loungers and so on). The property is perfectly situated between the beautiful old town and the fabulous beeches. It really is a very special area and you will want for nothing. Given the time of year we had great weather and spent our time doing as little as possible: Eating, drinking, sun bathing, reading... There was some running and a fairly vigorous table-tennis tournament between the boys (!!) but I will remember the holiday as being thoroughly restful and absolutely perfect! I would recommend Villa Begur to anyone, particularly bigger groups who need space to relax.
Party: Deborah, Sebastian & Baby Kaspian
We came from Barcelona and it only took a couple of hours AND what a special place Villa Begur is! The villa was very clean, spacious, light and well equipped. The welcome pack consisting of basic groceries and wine were a lovely touch greatly appreciated! The pool, outside dining area and view from the terrace and bedrooms are just fantastic. In fact it’s a little peace of heaven in the heart of arguably some of Spain’s most spectacular coastline. Its very hard to leave the luxury of Villa Begur but we soon realized that there is so much to see in the surrounding area – Pretty and quaint Begur itself is just a short walk and its well worth hiking up to the fort for the spectacular views. In addition to the beautiful beaches, coves and rocky coastline there are all sorts of sports on offer and cute villages to visit and if you want to culture bash there are museums too…. whether you want a relaxing or active holiday staying at Villa Begur caters to all. It’s a perfect quiet retreat to take the family. I can’t fault our stay and would highly recommend Villa Begur, it’s a gem of a place. Thanks to the Blandfords, Deborah, Sebastian & Baby Kaspian
Party: Allen, Curtis, Hemming, Gray
What a fantastic location to celebrate my 40th and my mum’s 60th birthdays. Perfect weather, lots of BBQs, delicious fresh fish and squid. Spoilt for choice with beautiful beaches nearby (Aguablava and Sa Riera our favourites) and the pool and terrace at the villa itself. Great to go for a swim when you first wake up – a wonderful way to start the day.
Begur itself is a charming town which really came alive for the Cuban festival at the beginning of September. We didn’t venture too far however as we were too busy relaxing or having fiercely competitive table tennis tournaments. We’ll definitely be back if we get a chance (hopefully before the next big birthdays!!)
Party: The King Family
We had a super fortnight in your villa and really didn’t want to come home! The spacious accommodation, location and Begur town were a perfect combination. The upper terrace was my favourite … the pool was lovely and deep, the views spectacular, the furniture was great and the bbq meant both children and adults were happy to keep time away from the villa to a minimum. We visited most of the local beaches (usually just for a couple of hours), cycled up to the bakers via the castle every morning for croissants (such wonderful views), went scuba diving at Aiguablava, went on a testing half day mountain bike route near La Bisbal d’Emporda, spent one day at a waterpark and one day sightseeing in Barcelona. We visited the markets, enjoyed tapas in the square and ate out in Pizzeta (booking essential) and AiguaClara. The weather was lovely (although occasionally windy) and we were grateful for the air conditioning in the bedrooms. Thank you – we hope to pop back next year!
Party: The Donnelly Family....Derry, N Ireland
We have been to Begur before but this time was by far the best. Villa Begur was absolutely amazing, the website doesnt do it enough justice. We were there for my daughters wedding, 9 adults and 2 children, we also had relatives staying in nearby hotels and there was more than enough room for them to visit us..Villa was very spacious, bedroom and bathrooms were 1st class, kitchen was very well equipped and plenty of storage. The villa was spotless when we arrived, then the cleaners came again midweek and did another fantastic job... We enjoyed the villa so much that so that we didnt need to go out every night, we barbecued on the roof terrace by the pool..... Home From Home....Cant wait to go back...
ps, thank you so much for everything, thanks for the new fridge, excellent service...
Party: Celia Watts
We have visited Begur many times, even owning a small apartment in La Borna for a while so the area was very familiar. This visit to Villa Begur however, was one of our best experiences yet, thanks to the superbly laid out Villa Begur (as other commentators have noted, the photos do not do the space justice) . The position was also excellent, allowing for all to have a drink at dinner and walk back from town and this more than made up for the slight road noise experienced in the morning and evening. My husband and I even drove in one evening when the hill seemed a bit steep and left the car in the car park to collect next day! My more energetic daughters also walked down to the supermarket in Riera for the morning croissants. Having five adults and one toddler the room mix was ideal and the lovely luxury en-suite bathrooms for all have spoilt us for any other villa not in the same class. We all commented on the pleasant different relaxing areas which meant we were together but not on top of one another. A really excellent and generous welcome pack means that next time (and I am looking at dates for next year already) we will not bother with the supermarket stop on the way from the airport late in the evening. Last but by no means least the fantastic pool terrace - safely out of the way of the toddler - was a delight both during the day and with lights and barbecue, in the evening.
Party: King & Walton Families
From: Ferring, West Sussex; Yardley, PA and Princeton, NJ USA
We used this wonderful villa as a gathering place for our extended family. The house itself is just amazing with all the room and style one could ask for and views from top of the world. The layout is perfect for individual privacy when needed and all together fun times on the living level or on the pool deck. My granddaughters and sons enjoyed the ping pong and foosball in the garage on the one rain day we had. We walked into center plaza of Begur a number of times. Had great food and wine and interesting walks around the town. The view from the castle is not to be missed! We did day trips to many of the surrounding walled medieval and fishing villages and a boat ride on the Med. Villa Begur is truly a lovely location for family and friends.
Party: Ed, Lisa, Olivia and Phoebe Andrews
From: Tunbridge Wells
We wanted to get away somewhere nice and warm but without too long a flight in August 2007, and Begur was perfect. Very easy to get there with a short flight and a very easy transfer in a hire car (very good and easy service with Goldcar Europa, by the way). Absolutely loved the Villa. Very spacious, extremely well equipped (the best of any villa we’ve used before), clean and in a great location. The town is beautiful, and just a short walk up the hill, and we loved the beach, just a short car ride away. I can still very clearly, and fondly, picture breakfasts of pain au chocolat and croissants on the terrace with views down to the sea!!! Thanks so much Pete and Claudia. We had a fab time and can’t wait to get back there with our slightly extended family in 2008.
Party: Ray, Anita, Carl, Dale & Gertie Warren and Ted & Con Starmer
We were looking for an alternative Christmas for three generations of our family. We love Catalonia and set about finding suitable accommodation, we checked with Claudia regarding heating as three of our party are aged over 80 and after reassurance decided to book Villa Begur.
We expected to find a large, warm villa in a nice position, what we found by far exceeded this. The property is far more spacious than the web site conveys, particularly the bedrooms and is really comfortable in every aspect. As Claudia had described the heating was excellent. We really felt that it was a home rather than holiday accommodation. The kitchen is well equipped and we were able to enjoy leisurely evening meals after days out visiting favourite places. Evenings were spent playing cards or Yahtzee accompanied by a glass or two of wine. Christmas Day lunch at Sa Punta in Pals was superb. The food was excellent and the service very professional but friendly with lots of help with deciphering the menu with our limited understanding of Spanish. All in all an excellent alternative family Christmas.
In summary we would recommend the villa unreservedly and think it would be fantastic for a summer holiday, especially as it is within easy walking distance of Begur.
Virginia and Jordi
Lewisburg, PA, USA
Visited July 07 We expected to find the villa comfortable and well appointed, as the web site so thoroughly introduces the house; however, it far exceeded our expectations. The house is more spacious than it appears, and each room is large and comfortable. We enjoyed the variety of outdoor spaces, breakfasting on the sea-facing terrace daily, and taking advantage of the other terraces for dinners. We were especially impressed and pleased to discover how very wonderful the villa is for children. They loved their rooms, and finding toys and children's books was such a gift. Of course, everyone loved the pool, but it is not only enjoyable; it is also peaceful and beautiful and simply a wonderful place to spend the hours the children wanted to be there. We also spent happy time indoors, curled in front of the TV and reading in the comfy arm chairs. We had a fantastic vacation, and it was made easier, more comfortable, and more enjoyable by Villa Begur. Thank you! We can't wait to come back!!
Three generations of the Taylor's
Home: London, Devon and Atlanta
Superb really sums up this place. Both the villa and Begur were excellent. Plenty of space in the villa, particularly with the new extension, allowing the family to really spread out. The villa was well equipped to a very high standard and even an army of cleaners descended on the villa mid way through the stay to refresh the place. We did experience a problem with the hot water at 6pm one evening and after speaking to the managing agents they had someone there to fix the problem within the hour. A welcome relief when you have children to bath after the days activities. Begur is a great place if you like the quieter Spanish life. With children and our parents it was a good combination. The closest Beach at Sa Riera was getting an upgrade when we visited so we soon moved onto alternatives close by. When it is completed, which was planned before the summer season, it will no doubt be excellent. I’d never seen workmen in Spain work the long hours to get the job done to a deadline! Our tip - the supermarket in Sa Sierra (short drive down hill) is well stocked and its opening hours were extensive. In all … an excellent week. I can’t praise it enough. I would further add that when reviewing websites you never know whether it is going to be true to word … I can assure you it is. We’ll be back!
Ken and Lynda Ashley and friends
comments: There were 5 of us, two couples and a friend so there was plenty of space for us all. The weather was just super, very warm about 25C so we sat on the terrace for breakfast every morning and sank cava by the pool every night! The welcome pack was excellent and really we lacked nothing in the villa at all. If you want to walk the coastal paths or just walk down to Sa Tuna and back through the woods then this is the villa for you. Begur seems like real Spain and we ate there most evenings or in Palafrugell with just a touch of poor Spanish or even Catalan. Everything was clean and very tidy and cleaned again during our stay as was the pool. We have no hesitation in recommending this villa to careful guests as you are sharing what is someone's much loved home but won't recommend it too highly as we want to be able to find a booking space next year!!!!!!!
Nick Fee from the UK
As good as they are, the pictures on your site cannot demonstrate just what a fantastic setting the villa is in...look down ,and you view the rugged splendour of the Costa Brava coastline (a truly stunning way is to take lunch on the living room terrace), yet enjoy a barbecue / paella on the rooftop as the sun goes down and you can look upwards and catch the lights of the old castle and the flavour of a real Spanish town. The villa is beautifully kitted out, combining Spanish flair and style with a good sense of what makes a comfortable retreat for a family. The huge rooftop pool and terrace kept all our children entertained by day and all our adults by night. Some, especially myself, enjoyed the best of both. We found getting around by hire car a doddle, with many good quality beaches within 10 minutes drive. Having quite small children, we mainly barbecued at the villa using local produce rather than eating out, and would highly recommend the local fish shop in the Town Square - be there about 7:00pm to get the best of the day's catch. Unfortunately we had such a great time at or around the villa we didn't venture too far away .... something we hope to remedy next time we visit.
Diana David Jo ( london ) and Helen and Phill (Sunderland)
Stunning villa with fantastic views, comfortable accommodation and so much room that I kept losing our daughter in the first few days ( but always found her!) We particularly liked the table tennis table and had lots of games over the two week period. Petanque was also popular in the evening. We walked into Begur several times and enjoyed good meals around the main square. recommendations for places to visit are Besalu - medieval town a few miles past Banyoles on the c66- and Banyoles itself which has lovely lake which you can swim in - or go on a boat. - We tended to stick to Sa Riera for beaches as we have decided it has the edge on Agua Blava - but I am sure it's a matter of taste. We had excellent Paella at the restaurant on the beach a sa Riera ( Miramar?)- much better than food at Agua Blava. A great holiday and perfect weather and the airconditioning was fabulous. A special thanks to the pool man who helped to sort out any problems we had v promptly.
Brian & Lisa Hill
comments: Most enjoyable 2 weeks in a fabulous villa in a beautiful part of Spain. This villa has everything you could wish for : convenient to several excellent beaches,close to some stunningly beautiful towns and only 1hour to France, 1.5hrs to Barcelona and 40 minutes to Girona. The villa itself is very spacious and well equipped.The outside space is unbelieveable (the photos do not do it justice). We would have no hesitation in recommending this villa.
Tina from Sweden
Hallo! Better late then never..... We would like to tell the world about this fantastic villa. But then again.. What happens if we do? Maybe there won´t be any week for us to rent the next time!!! Anyway, we were there 2004 and had such a wonderful time. The kids just loved the pool on the roof, great! The only thing we would like to warn you about: Don´t order any pizza from the restaurant down by the beach, they are so small you can hardly find them in the pizzabox. Thank you so much for making us feel very welcome in your villa Tina, Trym, Linda, Sonja, Cathrin, Linda and Majken from Sweden and Norway
Richard Armes from United Kingdom
A fantastic week, in a truly superb villa with tons of space and wonderful views of the sea. Weather much better than we had expected at this time of year, T-shirts and shorts for 5 of the 7 days, and we even spent 1 day on the beach (although the sea was still a little cold!) Didn't leave the villa much (no need), apart from a daily 10 minute stroll into Begur for food shopping and tapas in one of the bars in the town square. Beaches: Aiguablava, very beautiful little cove, but Sa Riera at the bottom of the hill is as good as most, with a good bar/cafe behind it. Restaurants: Con Torrado - tucked away through a courtyard and up stairs, had a great meal here - huge steaks and fresh fish all for under 30euros a head including wine.
den Engelse from Netherlands
We stayed at your comfortabel house in October 2004. We loved the views. There is so much to see and do in the surrounding area. For instance the Dali-museum and Girona. One week was not enough to explore everything. Even in October the sea was warm enough for swimming. We had a very nice holiday.
Peter den Engelse, Voorschoten, Netherlands
Steve Jarvis from United Kingdom -- This was our first Villa rental and we cannot imagine another to top this one. Luxury accomodation, good location and local ammenities, great weather, what more can we say. One of our best holidays. Claudia & Peter, thanks for allowing us to rent your lovely home. Steve, Michelle, Andy, Kaye, Cerys & Finley.
Truls M. Enger from Norway -- I want to give you a sum up over our stay at your beautiful villa. We had great expectation in advance and they have certainly been fulfilled. We simply loved Begur with its narrow streets with its many restaurants and shops. And even with small children it is within walking distance. We selected to drive to beach Sa Riera, mainly because of the narrow and steep road. But we did not see that as a problem. The children were exited about the DVD's because most of them were dubbed into Norwegian. ("Stuart Little" was played at least twice a day) If I should have some complaints, it must be the weather the first week, were we had several days with rain. ( Not the entire day though) But it didn't bother all of us 🙂
But altogether we have had a perfect holiday in a perfect house and we feel a bit fortunate to have had the opportunity to rent your house. My wife and I would love to come back next year if you will have us. We have never felt that the location was more perfect than your house in Begur.
David Holliday from United Kingdom -- What a fantastic Villa in an Awesome location, Everythign was just how you wanted it. the attention to detail from the welcome pack to the BBQ, DVD's and Musis is great. Begur is a delightful town, with welcoming locals and bars! I'd recommened this place to anyone wanting a week or two away from it all- Can't wait to go back! David Holliday and Friends!
Di Smith from Australia I had extremely high expectations of this villa, as I was the member of our party who organised our trip. My friends and Mum were completely blown away on arrival, and all my expectations were truly surpased.
This is simply a gorgeous location, the view in themselves are absolutely brilliant, and the villa is extremely welcoming and homely. (Comments were made by all on the comfy couch, which we retired to late in the evening to catch up on early Sopranos episodes!)
We had an amazing time, and our whole group were asking me if we could call Claudia to arrange our stay to be extended!
We did a day trip to Barcelona as well, but decided that rather than stress attacks due to traffic and the hassle of parking, we made our way back to Girona airport to catch a bus into Barcelona. It was only 16 euros return, and illeviated much stress and wasted time searching for a car park.
The tourist information centre in the airport has bus times.
I can't wait to return to this villa; only this time in warmer months, so we can make more use of the roof top pool!
Paul Binmore from United Kingdom
A superb villa with luxury and every convenience,with beautiful views over the bay. Ideally situated for the charming and chic town of Begur.We stay in many villas, and this was one of the best.
Chris from United Kingdom -- Thanks very much, we had a fantastic time and I keep meaning to drop you a note to say so (didn't want to delay returning the keys to wait for a letter to get written..!).
Begur is a fabulous location, nothing ritzy or fancy, just a quiet and pretty escape from it all. In the other direction from the villa, Sa Riera is lovely with plenty of beach space, yet still managing to seem small and unspoiled. There is a usefully sized supermarket in Sa Riera, (a bit like the tardis in that it is larger once you enter than you might guess from the outside).
Did you know the coastal path at the north end of Sa Riera's beach leads to a nudist beach in the next cove? Once I discovered this.. well, holidays are for trying new things, aren't they..? Of course there's only so long you can stay in the sun without putting suncream on and I'm only so brave, so it was time to pack up and head home :o)
My recommendations would include a walk up to the very top of the hill to the castle ruins in Begur, from where a 360 degree view of the surroundings is available. Foodwise, the pizzeria in Begur (the one you pass on your way to the village square) was very nice and uncrowded. My favourite venue though was the Restaurant Fonda just up from the square in Begur. The fillet de Girona has to be tried!
The Dali museum near Figures got mixed reviews from those who visited. Long (90 mins) queues were a pain in the heat - one to visit early in the day I would say.
Llafranc, a few miles down the coast, was a very attractive and vibrant beach resort - larger than most but not spoiled.
Suggestions for additions to the villa? I'm struggling to think of anything but perhaps a better tin opener would be handy (perhaps I was just using yours wrong..) and a visitor's book would be a nice idea. I know that Porl (who phoned Peter) wanted more TV channels, but to my mind holidays aren't for watching TV!
So in conclusion, thanks very much for your assistance in making the arrangements. I'm sure it was a lot of hard work to get the place ready for occupation and we reaped the benefits, so thanks again
Elena Bennett from United Kingdom
I thought it was an excellent spacious villa with lovely sea views. It was also very comfortable and clean with great facilities. The swimming pool area was huge and great for barbecues in the evening. The beach was lovely and only a couple of minutes away by car.
I thought Begur was a fantastic town with so much character and full of and great for shopping. My best bit was watching the world go by whilst sipping an ice cold pre dinner beer on one of the terraces in the square. Thanks for a great stay, We'll come again!
Sam Tanner from Europe -- What a fantastic place! Four adults and four children aged 4 and under stayed in this fully equipped and spacious villa set in a beautiful location.
The children had hours of fun playing in the pool and when it all got to much were able to relax watching tv and videos.
The great beaches are in walking distance and what made it perfect is that the sea was crystal clear. It also had a great little reef so the older children were able to learn to snorkle.
Begur was beautiful with amazing restaurants and brillant tapas bars.
Can't wait to go again!!
Neil Hughes from United Kingdom
I cannot recommend this place highly enough. Begur itself is gorgeous ; very picturesque and with loads of character. The villa itself is huge. Cool decor, spotlessly clean with all appliances/ equipment within it all of excellent quality. It was obvious that the owners treat the place as a home rather than just as an investment. The nearby beach was clean and quiet, but we spent most days by the villa's swimming pool which not only provides an amazing sea-view but also caught a rather useful cooling breeze. My 3.5 year old daughter would particularly like to recommend the swimming pool and the fact that the satellite tv receives CBeebies !!!
Bob and Ceri Parish from Trinidad & Tobago
Actually we come from Hampshire, but Trinidad sounded more exciting. The villa was great - big - great views - nice to see the sea all the time. We didnt test the 'walk' to the beach. Whilst we'd have skipped down full of fun and enthusiasm, the consumption of excellent red wine the nights before would have incapacitated us for such and endurance test of the return trek. So we lay and absorbed to beautiful coast for a little while longer. Such a pretty beach.
Barcelona was one and half hour drive at least, but one of the most beautiful cities we've EVER seen. If you see nothing else, go to Gaudi's Cathedral - Sagrada Familia. Truly amazing. You need a week there. Full of one way streets - a good map showing them would have saved us time driving. If you are walkers, park near Guell Park (Gaudi's Garden) and walk down hill. We took the metro back up - easy.
Hints (19/9/03):- Have 1.10 Euros ready for Autopista if you fly into Girona and come off on Salida 6. Barcelona was 5.40 euros, then a cheeky 1.06 euros which caught us by surprise. Coins ready